OM lost their match of the weekend to LOSC. Curiously, Dimitri Payet was still absent from the Phocaean eleven during this defeat that slows the progression of the team in the championship.
OM: An unsuspected problem with Dimitri Payet
This season, the master of the Phocaean team is again Dimitri Payet. Essential in attack, the absence of the Reunion was again noticed as Olympique de Marseille lost in the north of France against the reigning French champion. Fans will have to get used to games without their offensive leader who has made a decision that can play against OM. Dimitri Payet refuses to behave at 34 as if he were 20.
According to the daily the team, the goalscorer tricolore becomes more and more aware of his physical fragility due to his age. He made a reason for the idea of not playing the 39 games of the season in Ligue 1 this season and those to come. The OM attacking midfielder would take a lot of precautions to avoid a physical injury that could keep him away from the field for a long time.
The Marseille attacking midfielder decides to spare himself
The sports media indicates that the Marseillais is highly attuned to his body. He refused to play every game because of the risk of injury. It is clear that this decision is a real blow for coach Jorge Sampaoli. The Argentinian probably didn’t see that coming. Even if Olympique de Marseille has recruited quite a few players during the summer transfer window, Dimitri Payet remained one of his major offensive players.
His 5 goals scored since the beginning of the season illustrate this. He has already passed a decisive pass, not to mention his ability to reorient the game to destabilize the opponent. From now on, we will have to expect to see Payet in the Phocaean group only once every two games or only on part of the matches. The frantic pace of 3 games a week, due to the presence of the Phocaean team in the Europa League, is no longer for him.
Longoria back in the transfer window
The Olympian president, Pablo Longoria, is obliged to restart its research to find a new striker capable of effectively filling the void that will leave the player. The winter transfer window therefore promises to be eventful for OM even if the many recruitments of the summer suggested a calm on the transfer market next January.